Christmas is over and I should be putting away my holiday lights and taking down the tree. Instead, I spent the day making these! It’s cathartic! Year 2017 is just around the corner. Happy NEW YEAR from the Pensive Sloth! You can click here to see the lists from 2015 and 2016 if you would like.
Here’s a quick photo post about what has been happening in my classroom the last few weeks!
While reading a short text on climate zones and the mountain effect, my kiddos struggled with some of the ideas that were being presented. I decided that it was a perfect time for a reading strategy lesson!
While reading, I modeled and had my kids participate in a few things:
1–Drawing a picture to show the mountain effect, labeling the windward and leeward sides and which side would be dry
2–Substituting the words ‘in the middle’ for the word temperate to help kids understand temperate climates
3–Discussing the connection between river currents (that students were familiar with) and ocean currents